This Tempranillo is firm, tight, acidic and compact, a difficult wine to assess. It's got the Cayuse funk, with sharper acidity and a wet stone foundation. The fruit is very tart and tight, with a base of cement and some spice and herb.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.